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Dear Soulful Spaceholder of Women’s Birthing Mysteries,  

You were called to serve women, to support birth. Deep in your womb you know and honor the power and significance of childbirth as a sacred rite of passage. Thank you.  

I know you pour forth so much love, attention and energy in supporting women in their journey to motherhood.  It’s a deep honor to witness and be a guide to the portal for creation and new life.

But it can, quite honestly, feel DRAINING and DEPLETING to witness the widespread pain and trauma currently prevalent in birth over and over and over again.

In a culture where women are still fighting to reclaim autonomy and safety in our own bodies, where fear dominates our options and guides our decisions, and our religious and cultural inheritance maintain that women should suffer in birth, it is no wonder that women are still so disconnected from the primal power, magic and PLEASURE that birth can be. 

We are overdue for a change. And NOW is that time.✨

Women, we MUST embody the change we want to create:  

Journeying back to our own bodies, reclaiming the power and pleasure within, to lead from a place of JOY rather than fear.

Only then can we ELEVATE the birth experiences of our clients despite all the obstacles they face and stay VIBRANT and ENERGIZED while doing this sacred work!

I have an invitation just for you…

The Fall of Man? I Think Not.

There is something that deeply troubles me about our legacy….

That moment when a baby is born and a mother emerges is magical, sacred.. POWERFUL.. The highest of highs. Right?

On a personal level, for both parents, it is one of the major milestones of life. For the baby, it is literally LIFE itself.

On a global level, this moment ushers in the next generation of humanity.

It is DIVINE- the moment creation is actualized.

The FUTURE is literally being BORN.

A pivotal EXTRAordinary moment on the planet…

and yet our legacy declares that THIS is the moment that we will PUNISH WOMEN FOR THEIR SINS AGAINST MAN.

WHAAAAAaaaaaaaaat?

“P” is for Pleasure and Power and P**?

This guest blog post is by Jenny Braxton, Mama, birth visionary, educator & community leader and ECSTATIC BIRTH PRACTITIONER!

I entered my feminine form through the pelvic bowl of my mother, journeying from her womb out into the world on the day I was born. It was a long and arduous journey, devoid of pleasure.

{Until she held me in her arms, of course. Then let’s hope there was bliss.}

We all start life in a pelvic bowl, in the wombs of our mothers. From there, we are born into the world.

My entrance into the world was imprinted onto my being at a deep level, in what’s known as the limbic brain, that ancient, reptilian part of myself. My imprint was that becoming a mother is difficult and full of pain.

Jenny Braxton

Having “the DREAM”

This is a pivotal moment in your life.

You have never been in this exact position before.. preparing for this birth of this baby.

Yet… you have been here before. You know this feeling.

You have been faced with the inner struggle of knowing what you really want and being afraid you can’t have it.

What if you fail? What if what has worked for other women won’t work for you? What if it’s just too good to be true?

The View from the Other Side

I’d like to introduce you to Ekaterina Baranova, a doula and childbirth educator, who just completed her first round of the Ecstatic Birth Practitioner Training Program (graduates are able to repeat the training as often as they are inspired).

Ekaterina has spent the last year immersed in the content, practice and community of PLEASURE, actively contemplating and practicing bringing it into the world of birth.

You will see, from the blog she has written here, so many of the different pieces I’ve highlighted at play:

The tools and practices you can bring into birth to have more fun, and support the flow of labor and delivery
The invaluable nature of being immersed in a like-minded community
The elevation of consciousness about the body and the interconnected nature of life, birth and sex
Opening to the flow of pleasure within via the body practices
The shift from thinking states to FEELING states to tap into our intuitive and primal nature
The power of being present in the body
The transformation in supporting others from being draining to nourishing
Bringing everything you learn in this training into the world with your unique flavor
Elevating the birthing culture through your pleasure

And so much more..  I’ll let her tell you herself!